Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My art studio is coming along ...

I've been working on my art studio (also known as my bedroom), trying to set up a more organized, inviting space. It's not finished, but it's coming along.

I'm enjoying having a dedicated place to do my crafts. I just wish I had more time to spend there.

These clear plastic containers work well for odds and ends. It's nice being able to see what's inside.


And I finally hung this wooden frame with a wire grid I bought at Pier One ages ago. It's been in my closet so long I almost got rid of it. I'm so glad I didn't.


While working in my art studio the other night, cutting out words from book pages for an artist trading card, I discovered I'd accidentally created this tiny collage in the lid of a container. It reminded me that I don't always have to work on paper or canvas.


I hope you're having a good week. I've been in a great mood this week, feeling extra happy about my job and apartment and life in general. It's nice to wake up smiling :-)

Stacy
xxoo

14 comments:

Dogwood said...

I think I see Charlie on your work table in your art studio (aka the bedroom). Love the Pier I display hanging above your work space.

Doesn't it feel good to smile and be happy!

Hugs, Dogwood

Theresa said...

You are so creative! Love the wire grid frame! Great idea. Have a blessed day!

Felicity said...

I love the pier display, id love to have my own crafting space!
felicity xx

goldenbird said...

Yes, Dogwood, that is Charlie on my work table! He thinks it's his bed.

Thanks for your comments Theresa and Felicity. It took me a long time to figure out what to do with the wire grid.

Melanie said...

Hi Stacy, thank you for the comment. I have edited my post to talk about Foxy, if you want to take a look, good news and bad news I'm afaid, infact, I'm quite worried about Foxy. xxxx

goldenbird said...

I hope your sweet Foxy gets better soon, Mel. Poor baby.

woollywotnots said...

Hi Stacy,loved seeing your art studio.Your clear storage jars look like they have exciting contents in!I love your idea of the wooden frame. It looks ace.You're so right about not always having to work on paper and canvas, what a cool way to decorate storage jar lids! Great to hear that life is treating you well and work too. Cheerio, Katharine (woollywotnots)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Stacy,
I see that you rec'd a sweet swap package...arent' they too fun!!
Yup...the display rack is perfect for your work area.
Heading to the PO...gotta mail some ATC cards!!
Deb :)

goldenbird said...

Thanks for your nice comments, Katharine. My clear containers have buttons, ribbons, mini-canvases and blank ATC cards. I want to get a few more ...

goldenbird said...

Hi Deb! I mailed your ATC card about an hour ago and can't wait to receive yours. Thanks for your comment!

Jill said...

I just started working on my craft table area - also in my bedroom! My first step was just clear off the table so I can see the color of the wood underneath. What a chore. Hats off to you for keeping your sacred space, and good luck to finding more time to spend there.

goldenbird said...

I can so relate, Jill! If I'm not careful, my craft supplies expand to cover both tables and then my clothes jump from the closet on to the tables when I'm not looking. (And then my cat stretches out on top of all of it ... ) Thanks for your comment ;-)

Dogwood said...

We can get more clear storage jars when you visit me in August in Grass Valley! It is going to be so much fun. The same store that has the storage jars also has hundreds of die cuts that are free to use. I did some today! Wow, lots of fun. Dogwood~just thought you would like to know that it is 97 degrees in GV today.

goldenbird said...

That sounds good, Dogwood. I'm tucking away a little extra $$$ each paycheck for the Grass Valley trip. Can't wait to see you, we will have so much fun. What did you do with the die cuts? I'm not sure what those are.

Yikes, 97 degrees ... could you ask them to turn down the temp the weekend I'm there?